SECURITY-WIDEFIELD, Colo. (KKTV) - One person was hurt and several animals died after a fire ripped through a Security-Widefield home Sunday morning.
Smoke could be seen for miles when the fire sparked on Treasure Trail Circle around 7:40 a.m., and many witnesses described the fire as moving quickly.
"I live across the street ... I seen the flames shooting up, it was bad," one neighbor wrote on our 11 News Facebook page.
"The smoke from this fire was crazy! There was a thick haze all around Fountain," said another neighbor.
Sangria Fraley was at work when she got a call that her house was on fire.
"As far as I know what happened, the fire started on the back porch, my brother-in-law alerted the house, everybody got out of the house."
Fraley's brother-in-law suffered burns at some point while trying to get everyone out.
"As far as I know, one of his arms was burnt and they sent him from Memorial to Denver," she told 11 News.
The fire destroyed the upstairs of the home, according to Fraley.
"The whole upstairs is gone, one of the three bedrooms downstairs is half burnt, the garage is half burnt. Everything else is water-damaged."
In the initial aftermath, Fraley told 11 News reporter Olivia DaRocha that several pets were missing. She later confirmed with DaRocha her family was able to rescue the dogs and at least one of her cats, but four pets were killed.
"I lost one of my four cats, we lost two little parakeets and a chicken," she said.
It took firefighters from three fire departments -- Security, Fountain and Hanover -- to get the fire out. The cause is now under investigation.